Dehumidifier issues

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  1. Norm

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    After a first 4 week tour in May I parked my new Burstner on the drive, emptied fresh and grey water tanks leaving taps open, gave a general clean and placed the dehumidifier inside to dry out any remaining condensation.

    Over the last 6 weeks I have been emptying as much as a litre of water every 3 days and it hasn't stopped yet!! No sign of damp anywhere. It's a mystery!!

    Any ideas anyone ??
     
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    get rid of the dehumidifier.. it's sucking damp in from outside..

    if the van is damp the source needs to be found and repaired.. I never have damp and have never used a dehumidifier.. just ventilation.
     
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    ... basically what Jim said!

    Dehumidifiers in MHs are just NOT needed unless there is a problem already and you need to dry it out due to that. There is no reason at all to use them in a MH normally ... in fact IMV they actually encourage more damp air to enter the MH in the first place to replace what has been sucked out!
     
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    It may also be sucking moisture out of any wood to the extent the wood may shrink and crack. You can certainly use a dehumidifier, plenty do, just be careful and not overdo it.

    A litre every three days is nothing I think. You don't have a damp problem and it's either coming out of the wood, which has a natural moisture content or from outside air as suggested.
     
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    No point in using a dehumidifier in a Motorhome unless you block off all permanent vetilation . As others have said you are just trying to dry out the atmosphere.
     
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    Well that's a relief. That all makes good sense. To be sucking it in. Now switched off and removed.

    Thanks Guys.
     
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    Good to know you're no longer a 'sucker'! :D
     
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    Nice wun Minxy. I can put my teeth back in now !! :rolleyes:
     
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